Bolshoi Ballet 2017-18


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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

ENCORE
Music:
Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot

Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova (Katharina), Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio), Olga Smirnova (Bianca) Semyon Chudin (Lucentio

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.

Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!

Running time: 2hr 5min

Captured live on Jan 24, 2016

 

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Sun, Nov 19 12:55pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, Nov 21 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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THE NUTCRACKER

ENCORE
Music:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa).

Cast: Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince), Anna Nikulina (Marie), Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer), Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.

As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.

A holiday tradition for the whole family,  The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!

Running time: 2hr 15min

Captured live on Dec 21, 2014

 

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Sun, Dec 17 12:55pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, Dec 19 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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ROMEO AND JULIET

CAPTURED LIVE - NEW PRODUCTION
Music:
Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptiation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.

Running time: 2hr 30min *run time subject to change

 

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Sun, Jan 21 12:55pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, Jan 23 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS

ENCORE
Music:
Frédéric Chopin
Choreography: Frédéric Chopin

Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Margeurite), Edvin Revazov (Armand), Andrei Merkuriev (Monsieur Duval), Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lescaut), Semyon Chudin (Des Grieux)

At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love…

Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.

Running time: 3hr 5min

 

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Sun, Feb 4 12:55pm   Buy Tickets
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THE FLAMES OF PARIS

CAPTURED LIVE - NEW PRODUCTION
Music:
Boris Asafiev
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, after Vasily Vainonen
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…

’Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

Running time: 2hr 15min *run time subject to change

 

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Sun, Mar 4 12:55pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, Mar 6 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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GISELLE

ENCORE
Music:
Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht)

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until  death…

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

Running time: 2hr 20min

 

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Sun, Apr 8 12:55pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, Apr 10 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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COPPÉLIA

CAPTURED LIVE - NEW PRODUCTION
Music:
Leo Delibes
Choreography: Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Swanhilda notices her fianceé Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fianceé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous  “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

Running time: 2hr 45min *run time subject to change

 

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Sun, Jun 10 12:55pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, Jun 12 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
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